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EIU New Student and Family Programs

Freshman - Fall Admit

We are so excited to have you join our EIU family!

Your success at Eastern Illinois University is determined not only by the quality of your academic work, but also by how quickly you connect to the campus. To assist you in your transition, EIU requires you to participate in the orientation and transition programs; our two-part process to becoming an official EIU student.

Part 1: Orientation, Advisement & Registration

Coming to college opens a new chapter in your life. The transition from high school to the university setting is an exciting time filled with a myriad of opportunities. This transition also raises a number of questions and concerns regarding your first year here at Eastern Illinois University. We promise your orientation day will provide you with more than a class schedule; it will prepare and excite you for your freshman year at EIU.

Registering for a program

Once you have paid your Enrollment Deposit of $150, you can sign up for an Orientation date through MyEIU. Freshman students will be e-mailed an invitation to the program. The invitation will contain a program reservation link to myEIU. Students will need to complete the reservation form online to secure a program date.

Students Entering Summer or Fall 2022 

We are pleased to announce that students will have the option of attending Orientation in-person, and we are excited to give you all the opportunity to visit our beautiful campus this summer! In order to protect the health and safety of our Panther community, students who attend in-person Orientation will be required to follow all university COVID protocols. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022 (For Gateway students ONLY)
Monday, June 13, 2022
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (For Gateway students ONLY)
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (For Gateway students ONLY)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2022 Morning Session Information
2022 Afternoon Session Information

Part 2: Welcome Weekend

You will participate in EIU's Welcome Weekend prior to the Fall semester. For students enrolling in the Fall 2022, you will participate in Welcome Weekend from Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21, 2022.You can learn more about Welcome Weekend by clicking here.

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Contact Information

New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435
nsfp@eiu.edu


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